pot.com/2013/01/toyota-prius-and-lexus-hs-250h-class.html”>If there’s one thing Toyota has in abundance in the U.S., apart from sales and models, it is lawsuits. This time, though, the Japanese automaker scored a victory as U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in California denied a class-action lawsuit by owners of Prius and Lexus models.Read more »
pot.com/2013/01/toyota-breaths-some-sportiness-into.html”>Let’s face it; the Prius C’s looks are about as interesting as a corn on the cob. Nevertheless, Toyota believes it can add some character to its sub-compact hybrid with a new concept that was introduced today at the Tokyo Auto Salon.
The G Sports version of the Aqua, which is what Toyota calls the Prius C in its home market of Japan, retains the standard model’s full hybrid powertrain adding numerous styling bits and a re-tuned suspension into the mix.Read more »
By Ant On January 11, 2013 No Comments
pot.com/2013/01/nissan-new-detroit-auto-show-resonance.html”>Nissan has just confirmed the world premiere of a new concept crossover named the Resonance for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 15.
“The Resonance is the latest in a series of envelope-pushing crossover designs from Nissan, fusing bold, breakthrough styling with hybrid-electric powertrain technology.Read more »
By Ant On January 10, 2013 No Comments
pot.com/2013/01/survey-shows-carmakers-remain-skeptic.html”>It seems that, despite all the noise they make about their hybrid, plug-in and all-electric vehicles, carmakers still expect the internal combustion engine to dominate sales until 2015.
According to a survey conducted last November by audit, tax and advisory company KPMG, which surveyed 200 global automotive executives, including 22 in North America, automakers believe that sales of electric vehiclesRead more »
By Ant On January 9, 2013 No Comments
pot.com/2013/01/gm-shows-new-cadillac-elr-on-road-ahead.html”>Less than a week before its scheduled world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors has shared a single picture of its new Cadillac ELR coupe covered in wraps while driving through the mountains of Southern California during development testing.Read more »
By Ant On December 28, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/ford-faces-federal-class-action-lawsuit.html”>It was probably a matter of time before someone picked up the Consumer Reports review that accused Ford of misstating the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid and Fusion Hybrid fuel economy numbers and filing a lawsuit.
The publication contested the 47 mpg city/highway/combined figure and said that the two Ford hybrids had the “distinction” of recording the greatest difference between the EPA-approved mpg and the ones it achieved during its own tests.Read more »
By Ant On December 24, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/lexus-hybrid-sales-cross-half-million.html”>Cumulative worldwide sales of Lexus hybrid vehicles broke the half a million mark at the end of November 2012, the company announced today. This milestone was reached seven years after the market introduction of the brand’s first hybrid model, the RX 400h in 2005.
In the first year of the RX 400h, Lexus sold 26,000 hybrid vehicles, while by November 30 this year, the annual global total is 113,000, accounting for around 25 per cent of all Lexus sales.Read more »
By Ant On December 19, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/all-new-2014-cadillac-elr-coupe-to-be.html”>Adding to the many important world premieres that General Motors has planned for us at the upcoming 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, and which include the new Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and Corvette C7, is the production version of the Cadillac ELR.Read more »
By Ant On November 20, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/11/general-electric-to-buy-2000-c-max.html”>Ford has just made its largest plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale to date after General Electric (GE) agreed to purchase 2,000 examples of the Blue Oval’s new C-MAX Energi minivan.
With the addition of the Ford vehicles, the number of alternative fuel vehicles in GE’s fleet will surpass the 5,000 mark.Read more »
By Ant On November 20, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/11/volvo-starts-production-of-v60-diesel.html”>Volvo announced on Monday that it has started production of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid estate at its Torslanda plant in Gothenburg. Deliveries of the first cars to customers will begin in early 2013, though; if you’re interested don’t expect to get one before 2014 because the initial batch consists of just 1,000 vehicles, all of which have already been spoken for.Read more »